"But full of signs, full of wisdom; you the Jesuits, what you wish is a
Christ not crucified, a religion without miracles and without wisdom."
18710:26 "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep."
188"Not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye... were filled."
18916. "This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the Sabbath day.
Others said: How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?"
John 9:17, 33. "What sayest thou of him? He said, He is a prophet. If
this man were not of God, he could do nothing."
191Mark 9:39. Nemo est enim qui faciat. "There is no man which shall do a
miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me."
192Ps. 138:24. "And see if there be any wicked way in me."
193Luke 22:66. "Art thou the Christ? tell us."
194John 5:36. "The works which the father hath given me to finish... bear
witness of me." John 10:26-27. "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my
sheep... My sheep hear my voice.
"What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee. (They
do not say: What doctrine do you preach?)"
196John 3:2. "No man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be
"The Lord, making manifest his presence, upholdeth them that are his
198"And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven."
If my Letters are condemned at Rome, that which I condemn in them is
condemned in heaven. Ad tuum, Domine Jesu, tribunal appello.
You yourselves are corruptible.
I feared that I had written ill, seeing myself condemned; but the example of
so many pious writings makes me believe the contrary. It is no longer
allowable to write well, so corrupt or ignorant is the Inquisition!
"It is better to obey God than men."
I fear nothing; I hope for nothing. It is not so with the bishops.
Port-Royal fears, and it is bad policy to disperse them; for they will fear
no longer and will cause greater fear. I do not even fear your like
censures, if they are not founded on those of tradition. Do you censure all?
What! Even my respect? No. Say then what, or you will do nothing, if you do
not point out the evil, and why it is evil. And this is what they will have
great difficulty in doing.
Probability.--They have given a ridiculous explanation of certitude; for,
after having established that all their ways are sure, they have no longer
called that sure which leads to heaven without danger of not arriving there
by it, but that which leads there without danger of going out of that road.
921.... The saints indulge in subtleties in order to think themselves
criminals and impeach their better actions. And these indulge in subtleties
in order to excuse the most wicked.
The heathen sages erected a structure equally fine outside, but upon a bad
foundation; and the devil deceived men by this apparent resemblance based
upon the most different foundation.
Man never had so good a cause as I; and others have never furnished so good
a capture as you...
The more they point out weakness in my person, the more they authorise my
You say that I am a heretic. Is that lawful? And if you do not fear that men
do justice, do you not fear that God does justice?
You will feel the force of the truth, and you will yield to it...